Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions

On the final competition day of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships, Russia claimed two more gold medals – winning all four disciplines – including a podium sweep by the women and a one-two by the ice dancers. In her first competition as Russian national champion, 15-year-old Kamila Valieva captured the European title in herContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions”

Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced the figure skaters who will participate at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships – scheduled to take place from January 10 to 16 in Tallinn, Estonia. Women Kamila ValievaAlexandra TrusovaAnna Shcherbakova Men Mark KondratiukMikhail KolyadaEvgeni Semenenko Pairs Anastasia Mishina & Aleksandr GalliamovAleksandra Boikova & Dmitrii KozlovskiiEvgenia Tarasova &Continue reading “Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced”

Kamila Valieva dominates again; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov capture gold at Russian Figure Skating Championships

On Saturday, the final sets of medals were decided at the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships in Saint Petersburg – with the must-see women’s free skate event delivering multiple quadruple jumps and making triple axels seem ordinary, while the pairs showed why Russia is at the forefront of the discipline. 2020 World Junior champion KamilaContinue reading “Kamila Valieva dominates again; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov capture gold at Russian Figure Skating Championships”

Sofia Muravieva’s score adjusted and Anna Shcherbakova moves up to second place at Russian Nationals

Following the events of the second day at the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships, Sofia Muravieva’s short program score was adjusted – meaning Anna Shcherbakova moves into second place heading into tomorrow’s free skate. Muravieva received a one point deduction for a delayed start – each figure skater has 30 seconds to take their startingContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva’s score adjusted and Anna Shcherbakova moves up to second place at Russian Nationals”

Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title

On the second day of the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships, the much awaited women’s event commenced – which will be a major criteria to help determine the three Russian women who will participate at the upcoming Winter Olympics – while the men’s and ice dance disciplines decided new national champions. 2020 World Junior championContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title”

Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Alena Kostornaia, and Maiia Khromykh on Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant

On Friday, four members of Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Khrustalny – Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Alena Kostornaia, and Maiia Khromykh – appeared on the popular Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant (English: Evening Urgant). Vecherniy Urgant is hosted by Ivan Urgant and is similar in style to American late night talk shows – inspiredContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Alena Kostornaia, and Maiia Khromykh on Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant”

Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Maiia Khromykh, Alena Kostornaia to participate in filming of Russian late night talk show this week

Popular Russian late night television talk show Vecherniy Urgant (English: Evening Urgant) announced on social media that filming of episodes featuring figure skaters will take place this week. The episode will air on Friday, December 3, on Russia’s Channel One and simultaneously on YouTube. On December 1, the filming will feature four Russian women fromContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Maiia Khromykh, Alena Kostornaia to participate in filming of Russian late night talk show this week”

Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – the expected favorites once again found ways to overcome all obstacles and celebrate the top prizes. 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova secured her spot at next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final withContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France”

Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event

The second to last International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix event began today in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – and the top performers delivered exciting results throughout: including, a new short program by Anna Shcherbakova, a dominant result by Yuma Kagiyama, an expected first place by Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii, andContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event”

Anna Shcherbakova on 90 Second Challenge question show

2021 World champion and three-time national champion Anna Shcherbakova appeared on the Russian 90 Second Challenge (Russian: 90 секунд челлендж) show hosted by Olympic gold medalist Maxim Trankov, which can be found on the YouTube channel of Channel One. The objective of the show is simple – the host asks the guest as many questionsContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova on 90 Second Challenge question show”